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Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

La Agencia de Rehabilitación Vocacional de Georgia,,en,GVRA,,ro,opera cinco programas estatutarios integrados e interdependientes que comparten un objetivo principal,,en,para ayudar a las personas con discapacidades a convertirse en miembros de la sociedad plenamente productivos al lograr la independencia y el empleo significativo,,en,GVRA tiene personal altamente calificado,,en,que ofrecen los siguientes servicios para los residentes de Georgia,,en,Tecnología de trabajo asistencial,,en,y entrenamiento en el trabajo,,en,para mayor información,,en (GVRA) operates five integrated and interdependent statutory programs that share a primary goal – to help people with disabilities become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. GVRA tiene personal altamente calificado,,en,que ofrecen los siguientes servicios para los residentes de Georgia,,en,Ofrecen evaluacion,,en,articulación,,en,no se identifica ninguna causa para,,en,Algunos de sus servicios son,,en,e informativo,,en,Una vez completadas las clases,,en,Edades elegibles,,en,Es difícil hacer que los niños coman alimentos saludables como frutas y verduras cuando sus papilas gustativas están programadas para preferir donas,,en,Es un producto nutricional integral basado en alimentos que proporciona nutrición de,,en,en una forma de cápsula conveniente y barata,,en,Juice Plus le ayuda a cerrar la brecha entre lo que su familia debería comer y lo que usted come todos los días,,en,Jugo plus NO es una vitamina,,en,Son frutas y verduras comprimidas en forma de cápsula o gomosa.,,en,Para evitar el sabor y / o textura de frutas y verduras.,,en,Reducción de la inflamación.,,en, trained teams of professionals, including Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCs), who offer the following services for Georgia residents: Counseling and Guidance, Postsecondary Support, Supported Employment, Work Readiness Training, Job Placement Assistance, Assistive Work Technology, Vocational Training, and On-the-job training.

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HCDE’s 3 Year Plan for System Changes in Exceptional Education

HCDE-blk-and-whitePara 15 años LifeLine ha abogado por el cambio de sistemas en nombre de miles de estudiantes del Condado de Hamilton con necesidades especiales,,en,Con la formación del Grupo de Trabajo de Ed Inclusive Chattanooga hace un par de años,,en,nos unimos a muchos otros para documentar las necesidades del condado y ofrecer soluciones para satisfacer esas necesidades,,en,Nuestro sincero agradecimiento a todas las personas,,en,y socios de la comunidad que llevaron este proyecto a este punto,,en,La junta recibió la presentación y esperamos continuar el trabajo que hemos comenzado,,en. With the formation of the Chattanooga Inclusive Ed Working Group a couple of years ago, we joined many others in documenting the needs of the county and offering solutions to meet those needs. El jueves por la tarde, July 19th, 2018, Dr. Cale Horne with Chattanooga Inclusive Ed and Mr. Garfield Adams presented the Group’s 3 year plan for systemic change to the Hamilton County School Board.

Una copia del borrador final de la,,en,plan de año se puede encontrar aquí,,en,HCDE,,ja,Plan de tres años,,en,Borrador final para distribución,,en,La junta recibió la presentación y esperamos continuar el trabajo que hemos comenzado,,en,HCDE,,en,Plan anual para cambios en el sistema de educación excepcional,,en 3 year plan can be found here: HCDE – Three-Year Plan – Final draft for distribution Our sincere gratitude to all of the individuals, familias, and community partners that brought this project to this point. The board received the presentation and we look forward to continuing the work we have begun.

New Local Resource for Learning & Attention Issues!

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Hace unos cuatro años,,en,las organizaciones de nivel nacional que sirven a las familias afectadas por la discapacidad del aprendizaje y los desafíos relacionados colaboraron en un esfuerzo por unir sus conocimientos colectivos en un sitio web. Reconocieron que el,,en,quienes se vieron afectados necesitaron una ubicación central para encontrar recursos.,,en,www.Understood.org,,en,nació. A medida que el recurso logró el reconocimiento nacional,,en, 15 las organizaciones de nivel nacional que sirven a las familias afectadas por la discapacidad de aprendizaje y los desafíos relacionados colaboraron en un esfuerzo por unir sus conocimientos colectivos en un sitio web,,en,Reconocieron que el,,en,quienes se vieron afectados necesitaron una ubicación central para encontrar recursos,,en,nació,,en,A medida que el recurso logró el reconocimiento nacional,,en,las familias comenzaron a solicitar grupos locales y recursos de Entendido,,en,También querían oportunidades para conectarse con otras familias,,en,Understood respondió creando un programa local de recursos / extensión local de padres mentores,,en,Fueron llamados Padres Compañeros,,en,fue nombrado Padre Compañero de Understood.org,,en,Ella está emocionada de poder satisfacer más específicamente las necesidades de los estudiantes,,en,y educadores en el área metropolitana de Chattanooga / Noroeste de Georgia a través de esta oportunidad,,en,A través de la posición de Padre Compañero,,en. They recognized that the 1 en 5 who are affected needed a central location to find resources. www.Understood.org was born. As the resource achieved national recognition, families began requesting local groups and resources from Understood. They also wanted opportunities to connect with other families. Understood responded by creating an on-the-ground local resource/outreach program of parent mentors. They were called Parent Fellows.

In March 2018, Lisa Mattheiss, LifeLine’s Executive Director, was appointed Parent Fellow with Understood.org. She is excited to be able to more specifically meet the needs of students, familias, and educators in the metro Chattanooga/Northwest Georgia area through this opportunity. Through the Parent Fellow position, Lisa will be (more…)

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Looper Speech & Hearing Center

Looper Speech & Hearing Center is a nonprofit organization governed by a local voluntary Board of Directors dedicated to meeting the speech, language and hearing needs of our area’s children and adults. They offer evaluation, terapia, counseling, and consultation services for the following:

Speech Issues: articulation, voice disorders, tartamudeo, aphasia, laryngectomy, tongue-thrust, swallowing issues, dysarthria, cleft palate, delayed speech/language

Hearing Issues: pure tone issues, speech reception threshold, speech discrimination, otoacoustoic emission, otoadmittance (impedance), ABR, central auditory test, hearing screening, auditory training.

Speech pathologists help patients develop, or recover, reliable communication skills so patients can fulfill their educational, profesional, and social roles.

For further information please contact them at:

Looper Speech & Hearing Center

1011 Professional Blvd./Dalton, GA 30720

Teléfono: 706-226-4623

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Fundación para la Epilepsia del sudeste de Tennessee

Epilepsy and seizure disorders are defined as neurological disorders marked by sudden, recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, and/or convulsions and are associated with abnormal electrical surges in the brain.

Epilepsy Facts:

  • 1 en 100 people have active epilepsy in the United States
  • There are over 20 types of seizures
  • 1 en 26 people will have epilepsy/seizure disorders at some point in their life
  • Common causes of epilepsy are head injury, infection, fever, brain tumors, and genetics. Sin embargo, no cause is identified for 70% of people with epilepsy. (more…)
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Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Inc. – Pregnancy, Immigration, HIV/AIDS, Asesoramiento

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Inc.’s mission statement is “Empowered by the grace of Jesus Christ, Catholic Charities of East Tennessee fosters human dignity of the vulnerable in our region through shelter, counseling, educación, Abogacía, and reverence for life.” Some of their services are:

The Pregnancy Center: Along with providing free pregnancy testing, birth options, and informational & community referrals, they have added the “Earn While You Learn” Program. Once classes are completed, the parents are given “Baby Bucks” to purchase new baby items such as car seats, cribs, diapers, etc, from their Baby Store. Eligible ages – a luz a 2 años.

The Office of Immigrant Services: Fostering family unity and self-sufficiency of immigrants in our area, this program assists families in navigating the complicated U.S. immigration system & works to connect them with needed resources. CCETN is the only low-cost provider of immigration legal services accredited by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration Appeals in all of East Tennessee.

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Juice Plus Children’s Health Study

como padres, we have our work cut out for us. It’s hard to get kids to eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables when their taste buds are hardwired to prefer donuts, french fries, and pizza.

Juice Plus is dedicated to improving the state of children’s health and nutrition around the world. It is a whole food-based nutritional product that provides nutrition from 17 different fruits, vegetables, and grains–like apples, broccoli, kale, parsley, and beets–in a convenient and inexpensive capsule form. Juice Plus helps you bridge the gap between what your family should eat and what you do eat every day.

Juice plus is NOT a vitamin. It is fruits and vegetables compressed into capsule or gummy forms. In order to bypass the taste and/or texture of fruits and vegetables, families with special sensory needs have also had much success with these products. Reduction of inflammation, building a healthy immune system, protecting structural integrity of DNA, and cardiovascular wellness are all additional positive side effects of this product.

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Una introducción al trastorno del espectro autista,en

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? De acuerdo con el Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute para trastornos del espectro autista,,en,Consejos y recursos para familias,,en (TRIAD):

“Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are general terms for a group of complex neurodevelopmental disorders. The new diagnostic classification system (DSM-5, Mayo 2013) combines the previous subcategories of autistic disorder, Asperger’s disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder–not other-wise specified (PDD-NOS) into the one category of ASD.

El trastorno del espectro autista está presente temprano en la vida y se caracteriza por diversos grados de deterioro en,,en,• Comunicación / lenguaje,,en,• habilidades sociales,,en,• Patrones restringidos / inusuales de actividades e intereses.,,en,Las características de ASD pueden estar presentes en diferentes combinaciones y en diferentes niveles de severidad,,en,A menudo, los comportamientos específicos varían mucho de una persona a otra,,en,ASD se produce en tantos como,,en,es sobre,,en,veces más común en niños que en niñas,,en,y ocurre en todas las razas,,en,étnico,,en,y grupos sociales.,,en:

• Communication/language
• Social abilities
• Restricted/unusual patterns of activities and interests

The characteristics of ASD can be present in different combinations and at different levels of severity. Often specific behaviors vary widely from person to person. ASD occurs in as many as 1 en 59 niños, is about 4-5 times more common in boys than in girls, and occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups.” (Autism Spectrum Disorder: Tips and Resources for Families, TRIAD, 2018).

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Care Source

Care Source is the first non-profit health care plan chosen to serve Georgia Medicaid and Peach Care for Kids members enrolled in Georgia Families and women enrolled in the Planning for healthy Babies program. Dental and Vision Benefits. Care Source covers two cleanings and exams per year, and x-rays. Simple tooth removal is included. Members also get a yearly eye exam and $75 towards glasses or contacts. Free Job Help: job coaches help with interview practice and resumes, and provide support after you start a new job. Care Source Job Connect also gives (more…)

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Harvest House Ministry

The Church of Christ that meets at Rossville has a group of dedicated volunteers that goes out 7 days a week to collect truck loads of food donated by local stores, such as Food Lion, BI-LO, Panera Bread, and Sara Lee. Others may be added in the future. Every Thursday morning, starting at about 9:30 al. (more…)

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Kennesaw State University

2-year certificate program designed to offer an inclusive college experiences to students with intellectual disabilities. Appeals to and attracts high school graduates with limitation in both intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior, whose disability impairs their access to a post-secondary, general education curriculum. Creates a campus atmosphere of understanding and acceptance for people with disabilities. Leer más… (more…)

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Georgia Student Finance Commission: Loans, Scholarships, Grants

Over the years, GSFC has grown to be the administrator of more than 20 estado- and lottery-funded scholarships, grants and service-cancelable loan programs that ensure Georgians have an opportunity to access education beyond high school. Adicionalmente, GSFC provides free financial aid consultation to K-12, postsecondary institutions and community organizations across the state to help students and their families prepare to pay for college.

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NAMI Chattanooga: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Someone you love has a mental illness.  Meet NAMI Chattanooga.  We advocate improving and expanding services and facilities.  We find new ways to bring families, amigos, consumers and providers closer together by sharing insights and techniues that help us.  We monitor federal, state and local legislation to improve laws and services for the mentally ill.  We advocate for improved treatment rehabilitation services and community support fro persons with mental illness.  We welcome parents, relatives, amigos, professionals and consumers to share the challenge of living with mental illness.   (more…)

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Breakthrough Improving the Lives of Adults with Autism

Transition into adulthood is difficult for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and their families. The parents of teenagers and adults with ASD have special worries:

  • Now that my child is out of school, are there ASD services available to meet my child’s needs as he/she gets older?
  • Will I have input into the ASD services that my child receives?
  • Will my son/daughter be safe?
  • Will he/she continue to learn new skills and mature socially?
  • Will ASD services staff understand my child’s unique needs?
  • Will my son/daughter be able to get a job?
  • Will my son/daughter actively participate in the community? (more…)
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Eagle Home Care

“Soaring Above the Others”

Family owned and operated in Cleveland, Tennessee we offer private non-medical care in Bradley, Polk, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Ñandú & Monroe counties.

We specialize in caring for senior citizens, the disabled, as well as those with chronic disabilities and debilitating illnesses. Caring for a disabled loved one, or someone who can no longer care for themself, can be challenging for a family member who is the caregiver. Respite care is available for caregiver relief. Eagle Home Care is staffed with qualified C.N.A.’s, Homemakers, Sitters, & Personal Care Attendants. We offer flexible hours to meet your needs.

 

  • Personal Care Services: To provide bath/shower, shampoo of hair, assistance with toileting & ambulation, recordatorios de medicamentos, feeding, etc. Homemaker: provides light housekeeping, washing dishes, dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, laundry, (more…)
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Hands on Home Safety

Slips & Falls Prevention tips:

  • Brighten the lights
  • Secure the bathroom
  • Guard stairs and steps

Fire & Burn Prevention:

  • Lower the water heater temperature to no higher than 120 degrees F.
  • Put working smoke alarms on every level.
  • Plan and practice a home fire drill at least 2 exits in the home.

 

Poisoning Preventions: (more…)

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